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  • The Time Machineby H. G. Wells

    The Floating Press 2008; US$ 5.95

    H. G. Wells' The Time Machine , from 1895, popularized the idea of a vehicle that allows its user to travel intentionally and selectively across time, and indeed Wells is credited with coining the very term "time machine." The Time Traveler of this novella tests his time machine with a leap forward to the year 802,701 A.D., to find that... more...

  • The Wife of Sir Isaac Harmanby H. G. Wells

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    H. G. Wells was a key figure in early science fiction, but he also explored other genres over the course of his long and varied literary career. Often, he used fiction as a vehicle to illustrate his progressive political views. In The Wife of Sir Isaac Harman, Wells takes a hard look at gender inequality in the early twentieth century and the havoc... more...

  • What Is Coming?by H. G. Wells

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    World War I forever altered the course of human history, and thinkers and activists around the globe were galvanized by the goal of developing ideas and means by which to avoid future conflicts. In What Is Coming?, science fiction luminary H. G. Wells throws his hat in the ring, imagining a future in which the spread of socialism and other progressive... more...

  • The Soul of a Bishopby H. G. Wells

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Science fiction master H. G. Wells was never one to shy away from complex or controversial topics, and in this classic novel, he takes on Christianity. Though The Soul of a Bishop takes place on Earth and is wholly free of invading alien hordes or other fantastical creatures, it does deal with supernatural and mystical topics, delving into the how... more...

  • The Research Magnificentby H. G. Wells

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    William Porphyry Benham, the protagonist of H. G. Wells' thought-provoking allegory The Research Magnificent, has dedicated his entire life to one sole purpose: embodying the life of an aristocrat. For him, this doesn't mean lolling about in a state of extreme leisure, but rather, cultivating a well-rounded, honorable existence. Will his all-encompassing... more...

  • The Passionate Friendsby H. G. Wells

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Science fiction innovator H. G. Wells held many progressive political and social views, and many of his novels and short stories served as vehicles through which he sought to disseminate his opinions. In The Passionate Friends, which many critics and fans alike regard as one of Wells' best non-science-fiction novels, a father passes on some of... more...

  • Mankind in the Makingby H. G. Wells

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 4.99

    One of the primary motivations behind H. G. Wells most popular science fiction works was his exploration of the factors that could help or harm society. As a result, many of his novels and short stories explored utopian or dystopian worlds. In Mankind in the Making, he tackles the same topic from a nonfiction perspective, ruminating on the variables... more...

  • In the Fourth Yearby H. G. Wells

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Many readers associate H. G. Wells solely with his bestselling science fiction novels, including The War of the Worlds and The Time Machine. But to Wells himself, fiction was of secondary importance, and his nonfiction essays like those collected in In the Fourth Year took center stage. This collection presents Wells' thoughtful insights on World... more...

  • An Englishman Looks at the Worldby H. G. Wells

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Today, the name H. G. Wells is synonymous with the genre of science fiction, and Wells is best remembered as the creator of masterpieces such as The War of the Worlds, The Time Machine, and The Island of Doctor Moreau. However, the prolific thinker and writer worked in many genres, and he was regarded as an important voice in social and political thought... more...

  • The Salvaging of Civilizationby H. G. Wells

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 4.99

    Though today best remembered as a science fiction writer, H.G. Wells was a keen observer of social and geopolitical trends who mined his era's headlines as fodder for his creative work. The writer was deeply shaken by the destruction and death wrought by World War I, and in this volume of passionate essays and observations, Wells lays out his suggestions... more...